Jon Roddom

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​​​​​​​​​​​​I work at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in the Research Infrastructure Group which is part of the Systems Division of the Scientific Computing Department. My main roles are those of Systems Administrator and end user support for the SCARF​ cluster. SCARF is STFC's High Performance Computing cluster for STFC staff, Facilities users (ISIS, DIAMOND and CLF) and their collaborators.

My areas of interest are HPC in general, Linux, the deployment and management of scientific applications and GPU-accelerated computing. GPU-accelerated computing is a computing model which uses the massively parallel processing power of GPUs (Graphics Processing Unit) to speed up the computationally-intensive tasks often found in scientific and engineering computing applications.

I studied for a BSc (Joint Honours) in Computing and Geography at the University Of Portsmouth. Since graduating, I have worked in a variety of Computing support roles. I previously worked at one of STFC's sister Research​ Councils, BBSRC where my main responsibilities were firewall management and network security monitoring.